Yavapai Knocks In 31 Runs In 2 Game Sweep
The Roughrider baseball team swept a non-conference doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Roughrider Park over the visiting Redhawks from Benedictine University, 7-3 and 24-3. Yavapai improves to 16-12.
YC used some late game heroics for the victory in the first game. The Riders took and early 1-0 lead only to lose the lead in the third inning when the Redhawks scored two runs. Both teams were held scoreless until the bottom of the sixth when the Green and Gold pushed 6 runs across powered by a 3-run double by RJ Cordeiro and a two-run double from Jaxxon Fagg.
Three pitchers were used by the Riders; RJ Martinez threw four innings and struck out seven; Avery Weems threw 2 innings striking out one; and Hayden Dukiewicz threw one inning to gain the victory.
In the first game, YC only managed 7 hits but in the nightcap the Riders pounded out 26 hits en route to the lopsided victory. Seven YC hitters had multiple hits led by a 4 for 4 effort from Carlos Viera and Jacob Eder. YC had 10 extra base hits led by a home run from Jeddediah Fagg and a grand slam from Matt Mendibles.
Trent Bixby got the victory from the mound throwing 5 innings and striking out six.
Yavapai resumes ACCAC action on Thursday, March 16th against Eastern Arizona College. The doubleheader will be played in Thatcher and will begin at 12:00 PM. On Friday, March 17th, the Roughriders return to the friendly confines playing host to Langley Blaze in a non-conference affair. The twinbill starts at 12:00 PM.